Monthly Archives: May 2010

A visit to Effat — day 1

May 11, 2010 I’m in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today at Effat University for a small conference on “Institutional Research in Muslim-Majority Countries.”  There are about three dozen of us here from about 20 different countries. To get to Jeddah, I … Continue reading

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Will the sun shine?

May 4, 2010 The view out my office window this Tuesday morning shows the old Observatory, flowering trees, and a brilliant blue sky.  It couldn’t be a lovelier day.  But what will we have for weather on Saturday?  It’s really … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Rate

May 3, 2010 College, Inc. is a blog written by the Washington Post’s Dan de Vise.  This morning he writes about the U.S. News and World Report rankings.  We’re in the season when Presidents, Chief Academic Officers and Admissions Deans … Continue reading

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